Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad enter a hall during a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, October 20, 2015. Assad made a surprise visit to Moscow on Tuesday evening to thank Putin for launching air strikes against Islamist militants in Syria. Picture taken October 20, 2015. REUTERS/Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti/Kremlin ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS.

Russian forces to stay in Syria ‘indefinitely’ under deal with Assad

Russian forces will remain in Syria “indefinitely,” according to a newly published agreement between Moscow and Damascus.

Details of the agreement regulating the Russian-Syrian military alliance emerged as Moscow announced its mission in the country would now include “humanitarian operations”, a term that appeared to refer to aid drops over regime-held territory.

  • African

    I wish Syria becomes a new Stalingrad for regime changers!

  • FactsWillOut

    The more I read about Assad, the more I like him.

    • barryjr

      Could it be that we’ve been lied to about Assad by the Obama, Trudeau propaganda organ?

  • disqusW6sf

    It should have been the west namely the USA doing what Putin has accomplished. But then we no longer have adults running the show in the west.

  • ntt1

    The west should partner with Russia if only to secure needed landing rights to repatriate the rapefugees clustered in northern Europe. mass deportation will become necessary but an accessible landing site by sea or air will be vital to dump the invaders.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Let this be Putin’s quagmire, not ours.

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    The Ruskies are welcome to the whole hellacious mess.